Thursday, July 21, 2016

Happy Everything - Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge

There is still time to join us for the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Unicorn!

You have until July 25th at 8:00 AM CDT to be inspired and share your project!



I used the pretty pink, peaches, and gold colors as inspiration for my card. 



I used the Organic Blooms Stamp Set from Mama Elephant. I stamped the image in Delicata Golden Glitz Ink and embossed with a gold embossing powder.



The image is colored with Copic Markers and Prism Colored Pencils. The sentiment is from the Organic Blooms Stamp Set. I finished off the card with a few gold sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

Hope you get a chance to play along!


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Create Art Mixed Media Canvas

Hi!! I am up on the Maya Road Design Team Blog today. I am sharing a mixed media canvas I created with Maya Road embellishments and dies.  You can stop by and take a look HERE. You will also find all the links to the Maya Road Products I used to create my projects.

Thanks for stopping by!



Monday, July 18, 2016

A Pretty Happy Birthday

Hi and thanks for stopping by! I created a card for the Power Poppy July Challenge. This month the challenge is to B Happy!  Search and find things that start with B and make them the focus of your card! 

Here's my take on the challenge. I went with berries, birthdays, and blue. 


The pretty, stamped image is from the Power Poppy Go Wild Stamp Set. I colored the image with Copic Markers. I cut the front card panel from watercolor paper. I inked the panel with three blue distress inks and splattered the panel with water and white paint.


The sentiment is also from the Go Wild Stamp Set. Lastly I added a few clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh

Have a good week!

Friday, July 15, 2016

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Unicorn

Hi Everyone! Thanks for stopping by my blog!  It is time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Unicorn. 

I hope you get a chance to play along. The LEAD of this challenge will be invited as a Guest Designer in a future challenge.


Here's my take on the challenge. I didn't have any unicorns in my stash so I took inspiration from the colors in the inspiration photo, using some pretty products from Maya Road


I cut two doilies with the Vintage Doilies Steel Dies and layered them under the card stock. I watercolored the tags with a mix of pinks and peaches. I loving this color combo!


I used two metal embellishments from Maya Road, the Hello Clip and the Embossed Metal Leaf. I wanted the metal to be gold so I embossed the metal with gold embossing powder. I added a Felt Rose in Fuchsia Pink, a token from the Wood Hey Girl Tokens, a two Resin Mini Mums in Porcelain Pink. I finished the card off with gold sequins for Pretty Pink Posh

Monday, July 11, 2016

Tag You're It #51 - You're the Best of the Bunch

I love having handmade tags in my stash! I got the chance to play along with the Tag You're It! Challenge #51 this weekend. 


After I die cut the tag I sponged the background a pale yellow dye ink and then stenciled the sun rays. I stamped a sentiment and the bee from the Mama Elephant Potted Pretties Stamp Set. I added a little color to the bee with Copic Markers.


I stamped the strawberry image from the Mama Elephant Potted Pretties Stamp Set, colored with Copic Markers, and die cut the image with the coordinating Potted Pretties - Creative Cuts. The clear sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh


Here is the inspiration for my tag. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 8, 2016

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge Reminder - Cherry Bomb

There is still time to join us for the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!

You have until July 10th at 8:00 AM CDT to be inspired and share your project!



Here's my take on the challenge. 


I used the Papertrey Ink A Second Helping of Sunshine Stamp Set  and coordinating dies to create my card. The sentiment is also in the stamp set. The frame is cut with the Die-namics Stitched Rectangle Frames


I embellished the card with lace strung with twine, a Small Vintage Paper Flower in Red from Maya Road, and 4mm Clear Droplets from Pretty Pink Posh. 

Thanks for stopping by! Have a good weekend!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Taylored Expressions Retirement Sale!

Taylored Expressions is bidding a fond farewell to over 200 products as we retire some of our favorite items with an amazing SALE. Choose from a variety of stamps and dies at up to 80% off retail price -- but hurry, once they're gone, they're gone forever! Check out the graphic above to see how you can earn an even greater discount off the sale price and then visit the SALE HERE to start shopping! Additional discounts expire July 17th.


I have a few projects to share that I created with stamps that are retiring. 



This pretty cake is stamped with the You Take the Cake Stamp Set, colored with Copic Markers, and finished off with a few rhinestone. 



Life is Circus is a great set to have around for kid's birthdays. 


In my mind you can never have too many tags in your stash ready to go. The Totally Tags Handmade has really cute stamps to make tags for handmade gifts. 




Thanks for stopping by! You can shop the SALE HERE

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Celebrate - Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July to all my US Friends!! I have a patriotic themed card to share that I created with the Taylored Expressions Door to Door Die Collection, perfect for this day of celebration. 


The Door to Door Roof is a new die that has been added to the Door to Door collection. I cut the roof from Toffee Card Stock and highlighted the roof embossing with Copic Markers. The base of the card is embossed with the Bead Board Embossing Folder.


The door and steps are cut with the Door to Door Die, and the wreath with the Door to Door Decor. The bird, birdhouse, bow, and flower pot are cut with the new Door to Door Summer Decor. The sentiment is from the Simply Stamped - Daisies Stamp Set. 

Have a wonderful day! Here are the products I used to created my card. 

Saturday, July 2, 2016

CASology Week 204 Challenge: Row

Today I am playing along with the CASology Week 204 Challenge: Row. I will admit that CAS cards can be the hardest for me. I have to fight that urge to add one more thing! But I love the look of a well done CAS card and there is so much inspiration out there. I am always inspired by my good friend, Jacquie, who is on the CASology Design Team. She is just so creative. 


Using the word ROW as inspiration I decided to line up these paint tubes in a row. The stamp set is from W Plus 9 Color My World. I stamped the tube in the middle first, masked it off, and then stamped the other two paint tubes and the paint brush. 


I images are colored with Copic Markers and I finished the card off with three enamel dots. 


Thanks for stopping by!!




Friday, July 1, 2016

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge Cherry Bomb

Hi Everyone! Thanks for stopping by my blog and Happy 4th of July Weekend! It is time for a new Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Cherry Bomb. 

I hope you get a chance to play along. The LEAD of this challenge will be invited as a Guest Designer in a future challenge.


Here's my take on the challenge. I used the colors for inspiration and added a flower on top!


So I fell in love with this stamp when I saw it on the Ellen Hutson site, Catherine Scanlon Clear Stamps, Cupcake. I colored the cupcake with Copic Markers and added glitter and clear and white sequins from Pretty Pink Posh


The frame is cut with the Scallop Frames Dies from Pretty Pink Posh and and sentiment is from the stamp set. 

Cherry Bomb Designers

Angie Cimbalo, Cimbacreativefun